Mekete Bekele

Mekete Bekele (Assist Prof.) 23

Full Name Mekete Bekele Tekle
Academic Rank Associate Professor
Working for AAU since 1998
Administrative Positions held if any/ past and present Assistant Dean
Education Attended LLB, Addis Ababa University School of Law (1989), LLM, University of Nairobi (1996)
Awards and Recognitions Several Certificates of Appreciation from the law school and other institutions for teaching related services to the university and the community.
Memberships of International bodies Eastern African Environmental Network (1994-2000); IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (since 2003), Fellow of Center for International Development Law (CISDL) – since 2014.
Publicity: Journals, editorials roles, initiatives, etc. Produced articles in international journals book and several chapters published in Africa, Asia and Europe; and served as editor and assessor of books and journal articles.
Research Interest/ not more than hundred words Ethiopian Environmental laws, particularly natural resources laws of Ethiopia such as land, Water, mining and forestry laws. The main interest area is biodiversity laws both at national and international levels PLUS Ethiopian tax laws and regulations.
Publications on reputable journals
(2014) “Land grabbing and food security in Ethiopia: the dilemmas of sustainable development”, in Robert V. Percival, Jolene Lin and William Piermattei (editors), Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads, Edward Elgar Publishers.
(2013)   “Climate Change, Biodiversity Conservation, Population Growth and Poverty as Challenges to Sustainable Development in Ethiopia”, in Willemien du Plessis et al (editors), Linkages between climate change and biological diversity, Edward Elgar Publishers.
(2011), “Achieving sustainability: plant breeders’   and farmers’ rights”, in Jamie Benidickson, Antonio Herman Benjamin & Ben Boer (Editors), Environmental law and sustainability after Rio, Edward Elgar Publishers
(2011), “Ethiopian Law on the Balancing of Development and Environmental Protection Interests”, in The balancing of interests in environmental law in Africa, PULP Press
(2007) “Community Rights to Genetic Resources and Their             Knowledge: African and Ethiopian Perspectives” in     Nathalie Chalifou, et al (editors) Land Use for Sustainable Development, Cambridge University Press.
(2004) “The Right to a Healthy Environment: International and     National Law Perspectives”, Indian Journal of Politics, V. 38 No.            3&4.
   (1998) “Sharing the Nile Waters: A quest for equity among                         the riparian States” NJIWA (Magazine of the Eastern Africa Environmental Network), Vol.7 no.8, 1998.
(1996) Mekete, B.T., and Ojwang J.B. “The Right to a Healthy Environment:   Possible Juridical Bases” The South African Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Vol.3, no.2, 1996.
Community Services such as board membership, etc Secretary-general of Alumni Association of Addis Ababa Law School (1999-2001); Board member of African Initiative for Democratic World Order (AIDWO) 2001-2008 and Chairman of its General Assembly since 2013.
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